Whatever 2010 will bear, can it ever boast the sheer shock value of 2009? This has been a year of surprises from John Edwards to Mark Sanford to Michael Jackson to Billy Mays, and beyond, to Steve McNair, Tiger Woods, and Italians attacking their prime minister and The Pope. It was the year of “I need some time off…”. Sarah Palin, Coach Urban Meyer, Coach Rick Pitino, Kanye, Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Chris Brown- they all snuck up on us in ways we could not have anticipated. So did H1N1, the New Orleans Saints, Joe Wilson, Mark Ingram, and Delta Flight 253. We lost Natasha Richardson and Brittney Murphy, not Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. Then there was “Precious”.
If we can get through the next four days without a Big One.